Fig and chocolate fudge / anjeer halwa or barfi for Holi
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian / American
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Serves: 12 pieces
Fig and chocolate fudge with scent of cardamom and toasted pistachios, a dessert bar plus healthy and nutritious too and is vegan.
  • 24 / 9 oz / 250 gm : Dried black mission figs
  • ½ cup : water
  • ½ tsp: Cardamom powder
  • ½ cup : Palm sugar / brown sugar
  • 2-3 oz / ½ cup : Chocolate chips semi sweet / chocolate chunks dark and bitter
  • ½ cup : Toasted pistachio nut
  • 2 tbsp : Almond powder
  • 2 tbsp : Ghee / clarified butter (no vegan) / almond nut butter or vegan butter
  1. Before using the figs in recipe, first taste it, feel its silky body and enjoy its flavor.
  2. Now soak the figs in water for 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Mash the soaked figs with a spoon, and slightly pulse it in a food processor.
  4. If you love chunky texture then pulse it for few seconds. For more syrupy and smooth texture process it in food processor with help of residual water until you get the desired consistency.
  5. In a non stick pan, warm the butter, and add the reconstituted figs and on a high heat stir the figs till the water evaporates.
  6. Next lower the heat to medium and add the sugar. Stir it till the figs and sugar incorporates well.
  7. Sprinkle cardamom powder, keep on stirring and when the liquid has been dried up add the almond powder.
  8. Almond powder is optional, for more chocolate flavor you can add the cocoa powder too.
  9. Stir it well till everything comes together in a lumpy form. Check for the sweetness.
  10. switch off the heat and add the chocolate chunks or chips.
  11. Quickly stir it and mix it well with the fig.
  12. Stir in the toasted pistachio nuts and leave it in the pan for couple of minutes.
  13. Line a flat tray or square cake pan with parchment paper or you can grease the pan too.
  14. Pour the chocolate and fig mass over it, with the help of a offset spatula spread it and level it to desired thickness.
  15. Bring it to room temperature before refrigerating it to solidify. It will take around 6 hours.
  16. take it out of the fridge and cut into squares or any desired shapes , taste some and reserve the rest in a tightly sealed container.
This is very basic recipe to make fig fudge. You can add few chia seeds or oats to make it more healthy. With mava or milk solids you can made fig milk fudge or anjeer barfi. For more chocolaty flavor you can add cocoa powder in it instead of almond powder. Almond powder has been used here to give the fudge texture and body. Instead of pistachios you can add walnut, pecan or other nut too. If you prefer you can increase the amount of pistachio in the recipe
Recipe by saffronstreaks at